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BA Cabin Crew Arrested  
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3114924.stm

It sems that they were caught with a load of duty frees, though how 9 members are stopped at 'random' is a bit strange. I imagine that they were set up, probably because they were taking a bit too much. Management could get customs to do their dirty work so they didn't look bad.



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User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

Doesn't it clearly state in their working contract? No duty free articles to be taken off the plane unless sealed inside a container?

User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

I don't have any sympathy for the crew, I'm just a little dubious at the methods used to catch them.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13045 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4294 times:

They know the rules on this and are reminded of it often enough.



User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

I agree - rule are rules. Whether this was a 'set-up' is irrelevant - if you keep to the rules, random searches shouldn't bother you.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

.....for smiling at the passengers?

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

how 9 members are stopped at 'random' is a bit strange

Its not that the check was made of random crewmembers, but rather that HM Customs periodically pics flights at random where they screen all the crew.

The fact that 9 crew on that flight came up with contraband just goes to show how widespread the problem of pilferage among airline crew (not just BA) has become.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

The fact that 9 crew on that flight came up with contraband just goes to show how widespread the problem of pilferage among airline crew (not just BA) has become.

I agree completely. GBP300 stolen on one 767 flight by staff! That works out to about GBP1.5 per passenger! Which will reflect in higher fares as BA passes on the cost of the flight to customers!

I'm annoyed that these thieves were only given police cautions. They should have been charged with theft. I hope they are fired by BA as an example to all employees.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13045 posts, RR: 78
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

These cases usually result in dismissal.
On the subject of BA cabin crew and the law, they've managed to get one 'offence' removed from the list that can prevent you from having airside access (there is a big review of workers with airside access and any previous convictions going on right now), it is a conviction for having sex with animals.
Thought I'd share that with you all.


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